Getting a website up and running these days is a relatively easy task, especially if you are venturing into some of the well-known niches, namely blogging and e-commerce. However, there are websites that need to perform special operations, and that is when the services of a web developer are needed the most. Unlike a web designer, a developer created systems both for the front end and backend, meaning that they will handle all the logic that a website uses to connect to a database with and perform numerous operations.
That being said, you need to make sure that you get the right person for the job, and to do so, you have to ask the hard questions. There are so many questions that cab is used to interview a web developer, but here are a few to get you started.
Some questions to ask a web developer
What programming languages do they know
One thing that is hardly known is that the best developers use most of the open source tools to get their work done. These tools are usually available to Unix based systems under a scripting technology known as bash. A developer that uses a Mac or a PC with Linux as their primary development platform should already be familiar with this technology. On the other hand, Microsoft has realized the importance of bash and included it in their latest version of Windows, version 10. So make sure to bring that up if the developer you come across is Windows based to see if they know about bash.
Content management system (CMS)
Rather than re-inventing the wheel, developers make use of content management systems to quickly build websites that have a lot of functionalities under the hood, then extend them with custom plugins to add more features. To ensure that your site has the latest security features, it is better to go with a developer that uses a CMS. The most common ones are WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal.